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#1526: Mama Was a Race Car Driver

Original Air Date: 06.27.2015
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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Ben is scared to death to ride with his Mom. She used to drive race cars, and still likes to treat Main Street as if it was Le Mans. Can Tom and Ray help Ben slow Mom down, or does he need to start hiding her keys?
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